Reports suggested the attacks came from China, but the Canadian government has declined to comment on such suggestions.
The attacks come at a sensitive time as Canada's Conservative government decides on whether to approve the $15.1 billion takeover bid of Canadian oil producer Nexen by China's CNOOC.
Dell, who tracks hackers around the world, says the first attack, on an unnamed Canadian energy company, came from a Chinese service provider in Beijing. The second attack was at a domestic manufacturer of software, Telvent Canada.
Telvent let customers know security had been breached, and blamed Chinese hackers.
As usual, Beijing denied any involvement.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 30 Sep 2012 14:52